A 7-in. single-trip multizone (STMZ) gravel pack system was installed successfully in two wells in the T field, Sarawak offshore. This paper highlights the system performance and knowledge obtained during this first-time installation performed in Malaysia. The most common sand control techniques established in the H, I, and J sands of this mature field include stacked gravel pack, 9 5/8-in. single-trip multizone gravel pack, and openhole standalone sand screen (OHSAS) systems. Internal gravel pack completions have provided proven, robust sand control for the sand-prone reservoirs in the T field and can save four to five days of rig time depending on the well configuration, compared with the standard stacked gravel pack completion, which was initially planned during the field development plan (FDP) stage. This paper presents the extensive technical works performed post-FDP approval to ensure the change from the 7-in. stacked gravel pack to the 7-in. single-trip multizone gravel pack completion was executed safely and efficiently and most importantly able to maximize the recoverable reserves from the multiple unconsolidated reservoirs. The technical challenges, such as unexpected drilling of additional zones, limited annulus clearance between the 7-in. liner and gravel pack tool string to reverse out proppant efficiently, intersands spacing, and gross sand interval constraints within certain tolerance because of bottomhole assembly (BHA) limitations, are also discussed. The 7-in. single-trip multizone gravel pack installation helped reduce rig time and provided a cost savings of nearly USD 1.1 million. Subsequently, the two oil-producing (OP) wells (two OP wells and four OP strings) are producing sand-free at higher than expected reserve and flow rates.

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